An 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity for up to two devices at once, a DAB radio, USB and SD card sockets, and sat-nav with 3D mapping and traffic information are all standard. An even higher-specification sat-nav system is available as an option, featuring Google Earth, a DVD player and a 64GB hard drive, but it’s expensive.
VW’s Car-Net system comes as standard. This allows you to connect a smartphone via Android Auto, Apple CarPlay or MirrorLink. This in turn enables you to access certain features on your phone via the infotainment system, including sat-nav.
The touchscreen interface is easy to use and, in the main, quick to respond. It’s certainly better than the systems in its Nissan rivals. However, pressing the icon you want while driving takes some concentration, whereas the rotary dial interfaces in the BMW X1 and Audi Q3 are less distracting.